Inpris’s UpSense Super Braille Keyboard

Touch screens on tablets and smartphones are sleek and often convenient to most users.  However, for individuals with visual impairments, they tend to be quite a challenge.  Inpris is an Israeli technology company addressing blindness and touch screen technology by creating an “eye-free” experience for mobile devices.  To do this, they have created the UpSense Super […]

Teach me the way I like it!

Barbara lost her vision when she was 7 years old due to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). This syndrome causes damage to the mucous membrane. When she was diagnosed with SJS not much was known about the disease and there was not any therapy and she therefore lost her sight. Barbara went to the University of Evansville […]

Watching Films with a Unique View

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing It’s the film award season! It’s the time of the year between November and February when most of the important film award ceremonies take place — everything from the Hollywood Film Awards and Golden Globe Awards to the Screen Actors Guild Awards and culminating with the Academy Awards. The big […]

5 Fun Sensory Holiday Crafts!

“Ohh, the weather outside is frightful…”  So doesn’t staying inside sound so delightful?  As temperatures decline and snow begins to blanket the ground, many parents seek ways to keep their children entertained.  Instead of reaching for that tablet computer, try engaging their senses with these holiday craft ideas! 1. Stained Glass Mittens Adorn the windows of your house […]

A Chance to Reach for the Stars

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing It’s a week-long camp giving visually-impaired students an experience that’s truly “out of this world.” Since it began in 1989, Space Camp for Interested Visually-Impaired Students (SCIVIS) has offered kids with special visual needs the chance to do everything Space Camp® has to offer — from learning how the space […]

Top 7 features for the visually impaired in iOS 8

In Apple’s recent update, iOS 8, the company increased its accessibility with its addition of several new features for individuals with disabilities.  A while back, I covered potential accessibility features in a previous blog on iOS 8, but now that the update is finally available I felt it necessary to highlight the new features that may benefit individuals specifically […]